Health bosses recognise strength of feeling for Accrington Victoria Hospital

BOSSES at East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group said they recognised the strength of feeling over Accrington Victoria Hospital’s GP walk-in centre.

As reported in the Lancashire Telegraph last week, the CCG has delayed its decision over the future of the Health Access Centre until the spring, though closing the unit will still be considered.

Chairman Dr Diane van Ruitenbeek said: “NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group is committed to finding the best solution possible for Hyndburn and the whole of East Lancashire. This is a difficult task, particularly when the CCG is faced with making £33m worth of savings over the next three years.

“We have listened to the views of patients, carers, organisations and the public.

“We will not remove a much-needed service before doing our best to put in place alternative provision which addresses patients’ needs.”

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2:16pm Wed 4 Dec 13

eastlancslad says...

“We will not remove a much-needed service before doing our best to put in place alternative provision which addresses patients’ needs.”
Like being able to get a GP appointment within a couple of days. Instead of weeks.
I won't hold my breath.
“We will not remove a much-needed service before doing our best to put in place alternative provision which addresses patients’ needs.” Like being able to get a GP appointment within a couple of days. Instead of weeks. I won't hold my breath. eastlancslad

3:08pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Elegant1 says...

The austerity measures expected from the poorer parts of the country are crippling the services that are needed. I see that the CCG is expected to be made over the next three years. This is obviously too high a figure and is causing losses that cannot be sustained. What happens in three years time when the £33m has been saved with the ensuing loss of services. Why not make the cuts at £5,5 million over six years and keep the services?
I see Mr Ca-moron has made his cuts by taking 231 people he see's as Luvies on a junket to China. Just how much did that cost?
The austerity measures expected from the poorer parts of the country are crippling the services that are needed. I see that the CCG is expected to be made over the next three years. This is obviously too high a figure and is causing losses that cannot be sustained. What happens in three years time when the £33m has been saved with the ensuing loss of services. Why not make the cuts at £5,5 million over six years and keep the services? I see Mr Ca-moron has made his cuts by taking 231 people he see's as Luvies on a junket to China. Just how much did that cost? Elegant1

4:20pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Izanears says...

BOSSES at East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group said they recognised the strength of feeling over Accrington Victoria Hospital’s GP walk-in centre.
NOT THAT THEY WILL TAKE A BLIND BIT OF NOTICE OF IT THOUGH. Of course they will offer consultations, public meetings maybe even accept petitions, but the decision is already made.
BOSSES at East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group said they recognised the strength of feeling over Accrington Victoria Hospital’s GP walk-in centre. NOT THAT THEY WILL TAKE A BLIND BIT OF NOTICE OF IT THOUGH. Of course they will offer consultations, public meetings maybe even accept petitions, but the decision is already made. Izanears

10:55pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Venomp says...

The way to get money is ask China like before.
The way to get money is ask China like before. Venomp

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